Collaborative research within industry, business and government develops innovative solutions for real-world problems.
The most commonly used sources of funding which support industry collaborations with Abertay University researchers are listed below.
If you would like to collaborate with Abertay, please contact email@example.com or phone +44 (0)1382 308068.
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTP) is a UK Government funded knowledge transfer mechanism designed to increase the competitiveness of the UK's industrial base. The North of Scotland KTP Centre - of which Abertay University is a member - supports projects with partners across Grampian, the Highlands and Islands, and the rest of the UK.
KTPs are Europe's premier knowledge transfer programmes:
The North of Scotland KTP Centre is tasked with establishing collaborative projects between academia and industry in order to support the development of new products, processes and markets.
Please contact the KTP Centre for more information on working with universities KTPs.
Companies have the opportunity to participate in large or small European projects in partnership with the University. Funding support is available via the European Commission's Horizon 2020 scheme.
Horizon 2020 is the new EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, with nearly €80bn funding available over seven years (2014 to 2020). There are seven main sections to the programme:
Many of the opportunities within Horizon 2020 are targeted at partnerships involving academic and non-academic beneficiaries in order to connect academic advances with an impact on the economy. Some require the industry partner to be the leader of a consortium. Pre- and post-award support can be offered to external applicants, as long as the University is participating as co-ordinator or partner in the resulting project.
If you are a Scottish-based SME, there is funding available for you to help support the development of partnerships.
If you are considering European funding for a project, we can help you explore your options.
If you'd like more information about the University as a potential project partner, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
There are a number of funding routes for industry-academia partnerships available from research councils. Each research council offers distinct opportunities for companies and third sector organisations to work with University researchers. These range from PhD studentships to funded research.
Further information on knowledge exchange schemes supported by research councils can be found in the links below:
If you have any enquiries about working with Abertay on Research Council funded projects, please contact email@example.com.
There are a variety of Innovation Vouchers to support collaboration between business and universities. These are listed below. If you would like to find out more about these schemes, or about services, facilities and expertise at Abertay University, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Studentships: Many businesses support postgraduate students - including PhD students - through their studies, and there are a number of schemes to support businesses in this activity. To find out more about the benefits of working with the University through student sponsorship, visit the Graduate School.
Innovate UK provides funding for business innovation. It connects business, researchers and policy makers to drive new technological advances. Innovate UK's collaborative R&D scheme co-funds partnerships between businesses and academia. Open competitions can be assessed.
Many businesses support postgraduate students - including PhD students - through their studies, and there are a number of schemes to support businesses in this activity. To find out more about the benefits of working with the University through student sponsorship, visit the Graduate School.